Clery Report

MSU, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, has published this document to provide its students and employees with an overview of the University’s security and safety resources, policies, and procedures.

MSU Alert

The Michigan State University Police Department is responsible for developing and distributing Timely Warning and Emergency Notification messages. Learn more at   Check out too! A new, mobile-friendly website that provides information on responding to emergencies.

Emergency During Class?

Have you seen our new “Classroom Emergency Guidelines” being posted? Check them out at Bessey Hall. We worked with the Office of Planning and Budgets to create a multi-use posting that would address several key needs and provide education about personal preparedness.

SecureIT at MSU

Michigan State University encourages students to protect their personal information, computers, and mobile devices by practicing safe computing habits through its SecureIT campaign sponsored by MSU IT Services and the Office of the CIO.

Community Policing

Community Policing is the foundation of our law enforcement methodology. Get to know your Community Police Team!

Welcome to the MSU Police Department

We serve as the Police Department for Michigan State University, with sworn police officers certified by the State of Michigan. We handle all police and criminal matters on all MSU property. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life on campus, by building relationships, strengthening stewardship, and working collaboratively within our diverse community to reduce crime, enforce laws, preserve peace, and provide for a safe environment…


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Active Violence Safety

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.
Read the Safety Guidelines PDF

Active Violence Training

The Michigan State University Police Department offers the course “Recognizing and Preventing Violence in the Workplace” through MSU Human Resource Development.
In this course, MSU Police Officers provide instruction on how to identify behaviors of concern, give tips on intervention, and will give valuable training on how to respond during a violent incident such as an active shooter in your workplace.
If you are interested in attending this training please visit MSU Human Resources for more information.

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Our Vision

Committed to being a world-class department and an innovative leader among University police departments by hiring and promoting talented officers and professional staff, employing the highest standards of performance, implementing best practices in policing, encouraging accountability, and reflecting the values of a global University. The Michigan State University Police Department has an international reputation for its proactive-based philosophy of policing that strives to strengthen relationships and engage community partners in developing strategies to reduce crime.

The Michigan State University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest ethical standards and reflect the diversity of its community members.


Know the Law

The Office for International Students and Scholars wants to ensure the safety of all international students and scholars at MSU and has partnered with us to bring a series of videos that explain various laws. Check out the videos at

Know the Law

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MSU’s Anti-harassment and Non-discrimination Statement

Michigan State University welcomes you to the start of a new academic year on campus. The start of a new semester is an appropriate time to remind members of our community about the campus offices and resources available to respond to incidents of relationship violence and sex discrimination, including sexual assault.
View MSU’s anti-harassment and non-discrimination statement.

See Something, Say Something

If you witness a crime in progress, always call 911. You can also report suspicious activity or tips by texting the word MSUPD, along with a message, to 274637. This is an anonymous text-a-tip service. You can also send a tip through the ‘Submit Tips’ app on our Facebook page at